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Miso Maple Salmon with Quinoa Pilaf May 14, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

Hey look more salmon! I know I am spoiled by living in Alaska and having lots of fresh, cheap salmon to eat. It sends me on a quest to find recipes like this one. A simple yet flavorful recipe that was also quick to put together.


  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp safflower oil, divided
  • 6 boneless, skinless wild salmon fillets (1 1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds or slivered unsalted almonds, toasted

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In a large bowl, whisk miso, maple syrup, vinegar and 2 tsp oil. Add salmon, turning to coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

In a medium sauté pan, heat remaining 2 tsp oil on medium-high. Add bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add quinoa and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, 1 cup water and salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Uncover and stir in onions and sesame seeds.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.

Place salmon on a nonstick-foil–lined broiler pan or baking sheet. Roast until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. If not yet caramelized, broil, watching closely, until slightly golden brown on top, 1 or 2 more minutes. Serve salmon with quinoa pilaf.

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